t                   oPastor John and wife Kathy  


Preaching God's Sovereign, Electing Grace   



Sunday Morning, March 25, 2018



     Sunday Morning Bible Study      . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   10:00 AM

     Sunday Morning Worship           . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   11:00 AM

     Sunday Evening Worship            . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     6:30 PM

     Friday Night Bible  Study           . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  .    7:30 PM



  “Standing On The Promises”                                           Page 271



    Psalm 77





   “One Day”                                                                       Page 170



  “Trust and Obey”

    Solo by Darryl Starks                 -               Judy Harmon, Pianist


Message Title

  “Judgment and Justice



  “When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder”                            Page 543



“His great love” (Ephesians 2:4)

  “Everyone talks about the love of God. We all know those scriptures that tell us 'God is love' (I John 4:8). 'God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life' (John 3:16).  'God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us' (Rom. 5:8). 'Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us' (I John 3:16).  Love is not a fickle, sentimental passion in God, like it is with us.  It is not an emotion of his heart, but an attribute of' his nature.  'God is love!'  Love is an essential part of God's character.  I rejoice to declare to men that the God of heaven is love.  He is a God who delights to show love, mercy and grace to men.  In the sacrificial death of the Lord Jesus Christ at Calvary, as the sinner's Substitute, the infinite, magnanimous love of God for his people is most clearly revealed.  John wrote, 'In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins' (I John 4:9-10). God's love towards us is free, sovereign and gracious.  We did not love him, but he loved us.  Our love for God is preceded by and caused by his love for us. 'We love him, because he first loved us' (I John 4:19).  God so loved us that he willingly sacrificed the Lord Jesus Christ, his own well-beloved Son, to satisfy his own justice in our place and redeem us. Who can comprehend, or explain, the love of God for us?”


                              Could we with ink the oceans fill,

                              And were the skies of parchment made

                              Were every stalk on earth a quill

                              And every man a scribe by trade:

                              To write the love of God above

                              Would drain the oceans dry,

                              Nor could the scroll contain the whole,

                              Though stretched from sky to sky!


Pastor Don Fortner


“Thou art from everlasting.”

--Psalm 93:2--

  “Christ is Everlasting.  Of him we may sing with David, ‘Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever.’   Rejoice, believer, in Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever.  Jesus always was. The Babe born in Bethlehem was united to the Word, which was in the beginning, by whom all things were made. The title by which Christ revealed himself to John in Patmos was, ‘Him which is, and which was, and which is to come.’  If he were not God from everlasting, we could not so devoutly love him; we could not feel that he had any share in the eternal love which is the fountain of all covenant blessings; but since he was from all eternity with the Father, we trace the stream of divine love to himself equally with his Father and the blessed Spirit.  As our Lord always was, so also he is for evermore.  Jesus is not dead; ‘He ever liveth to make intercession for us.’   Resort to him in all your times of need, for he is waiting to bless you still.  Moreover, Jesus our Lord ever shall be.  If God should spare your life to fulfill your full day of threescore years and ten, you will find that his cleansing fountain is still opened, and his precious blood has not lost its power; you shall find that the Priest who filled the healing fount with his own blood, lives to purge you from all iniquity.  When only your last battle remains to be fought, you shall find that the hand of your conquering Captain has not grown feeble—the living Saviour shall cheer the dying saint.   When you enter heaven you shall find him there bearing the dew of his youth; and through eternity the Lord Jesus shall still remain the perennial spring of joy, and life, and glory to his people.  Living waters may you draw from this sacred well!   Jesus always was, he always is, he always shall be.   He is eternal in all his attributes, in all his offices, in all his might, and willingness to bless, comfort, guard, and crown his chosen people.”

--C. H. Spurgeon



  • In honor of March Birthday Celebrants, birthday cake will be served in the fellowship hall right after this morning’s worship service. Please join us.
  • Our monthly Fellowship Dinner is scheduled for next Sunday afternoon.
  • We will come to The Lord’s Table during our worship service next Sunday afternoon, Lord willing.
  • Our evening worship service for next Sunday has been cancelled.

****** Cleaning duty this week:  Michael and Lindsey Smith ******



Monday                          Wednesday                    Friday

Psalm 22                         Mark 3                            Jude

Psalm 23                         Mark 4                            Revelation 1

Psalm 24                         Mark 5                             Revelation 2

Psalm 25                         Mark 6                             Revelation 3


   "If we use our time on earth to gain all this world has to offer but die without Christ what do we really possess? Nothing. If we use our time on this earth to obtain Christ but die without one worldly possession what do we possess? All! May God teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto Wisdom." (Col 3: 11; Ps 90: 12)             

Pastor Clay Curtis




John 15: 18: If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

  “Folks who oppose the believer for resting entirely in Christ do exactly as the Pharisees did to Christ in their opposition of him. Without knowing it, without intending it, in all their attacks on the believer they say and do precisely what Christ said they would according to the scriptures.  Their goal is to convince us the bible is just another book and that Christ is just another man. Yet, by the very arguments they deem so ingenious, they only prove to us that Christ is indeed God our Savior and that every word of God is true. And while they endeavor to turn us from Christ they only make us cling ever more tightly to our Lord and Savior.”                                                        

Pastor Clay Curtis

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  “The Lord Jesus Christ does not show blind men how to see. He gives them new eyes and they see Him! The Lord Jesus Christ does not tell deaf men how to hear. He gives them new ears and they hear Him! The Lord Jesus Christ does not beg lame men to walk. He gives them new legs and they leap as a hart, and follow Him! All who are in Christ receive a new mind of repentance toward Him, a new will that bows to Him, a new heart that believes and loves Him. Yes, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature!”

Pastor Gabe Stalnaker

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  “To God be the Glory, great things He hath done,—This text is unique from Fanny Crosby’s other hymns because, rather than focus on our experience of God, the words are wholly about God and His perfect glory.  It removes us from the pedestal on which we so often place ourselves.  It feels natural for us to seek attention, approval, and our own glory.  We like to be in control and present our own image to the world, an image we seek to improve through any means possible.

    But the Lord says, ‘Let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me…’  Therefore we are allowed to glory; BUT on what and in whom?  Not in ourselves, that is forever condemned.  The Lord has purposed to pour contempt upon all human glory, that none should glory in himself, whatever he is or what ever he has,  ‘These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto Him; a proud look‘.  But when a man has a view of the Son of God in His beauty, in His suitability, in His heavenly grace and divine glory, then he can, and may glory in the Lord.”

Pastor William Terry Worthan

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  “Contending for the truth against the errors of modern religion is the duty of God’s servants.  I hope our spirit is one of genuine love to all the chosen of God; but today’s rule of charity which requires us to keep silent on certain points in order to avoid controversy, I utterly despise.  It is treason to the Lord Jesus to be silent on any point where He has spoken and the honor of His gospel is concerned.  It is easy on the flesh to deal in generalities, to denounce hyper-this or hyper-that, and to claim to be a friend to all; but it is required of the loyal servant of King Jesus to maintain His crown-rights and to stand up for His gospel of glory and grace.”

Pastor Henry Mahan


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   “There is no greater proof of the natural man’s hatred of Christ and the Gospel than his prideful attempt to promote his own personal righteousness as a means of salvation.”

Pastor David Eddmenson

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The Gospel

  “Those who WEARY of hearing the gospel, who LOSE INTEREST in hearing the gospel, and LOSE THEIR NEED of hearing the gospel of Christ, and His redeeming love and grace, have never REALLY heard the gospel at all.   If one can leave Christ, he has never truly met Him! (John 6:65-69).

--Brother Maurice Montgomery

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“As Far as the East is from the West”

  “If there were some precise point of distance from the East to the West, it must follow that there is some place where our sins may be found (Psalm 103:12), they are not really taken away, they may yet be found by God and charged to us, Christ is a failure, redemption is a hoax, and the gospel we preach is a delusion.

    Rejoice, O my soul, rejoice!  There is no place where my sins are found.  The Lord Jesus Christ purged them, removed them, took them all away.  Children of God, rejoice!  Your Savior’s precious blood washed away our sins.  Jehovah has cast them behind his back.  He who knows all things and forgets nothing has forgotten them forever. And in that great day when he searches the books, they shall not be found (Jeremiah 50:20). 

Pastor Don Fortner

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  “The believer is perfect in Christ, but in himself is a poor, feeble creature, ever liable to fall.  Oh, the blessedness of having One who can manage all his affairs for him at the right hand of the Majesty in the Heavens: One who will never let him go: One who is able to save to the uttermost: One who is the same yesterday, today and forever: One who will bear him triumphantly through all the difficulties and dangers that surround him and finally, present him faultless before the presence of His Glory with exceeding joy.  Blessed forever be the grace that has made such ample provision for all our sins in the Blood of a spotless victim and the intercession of a Divine High Priest.”

 --Brother Scott Richardson